Originally submitted 14 Feb, 2013 If any culture as wildly diverse as America’s can be said to have a central value, it is most definitely the romantic ideal. All the core American values—family, the American dream, the triumph of the underdog, even the ideal of faith and its rewards—are firmly rooted in the romantic ideal.
In the last week or so, I’ve come across two largely unrelated news items that have gotten me thinking. I suspect they are not unique, nor are the they sort of headline that typically gets everyone talking. But I can’t help but think these are terrifically important, both in their own right, and as a
We all decry the practice to our students, but I suspect that none of us are immune to it. Be it articles, conference presentations, or syllabi, we’ve all done homage at the foot of this god’s altar! (I especially like his staff and orb; look closely!)